INSIDE BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY
Kristie Ryan, a senior finance major from Massapequa, enjoys an amusement ride.
University Fest, an annual event marking the start of a new school year, was held Aug. 26 at the Peace Quad. It featured live music, free food and amusement rides as well as numerous displays from campus departments and organizations. Above: David Stevens, 5, son of women’s tennis coach Mike Stevens, slides with Baxter the Bearcat. Top left: President Lois B. DeFleur meets theatre major Leanne Mercadante, a junior from Albany, right, and Richard Vollmer, a senior theatre tech and design major from Johnson City. Bottom left: Rich Pulaski, a freshman from Smithtown, shops for a poster.